It's All in the Story: Five Elements to Strengthen Your Health Care Presentation with Storytelling


Our brains are wired for stories. Sandy knew that. Learn how she leveraged storytelling to capture the attention of her audience and gain support for changes to the hospital's Value Analysis program.


Value Analysis and Bilateral Communication are Keys to Effective Purchasing Decisions


Learn how a value analysis program with a bilateral communication plan can help avoid siloed decisions and communication breakdowns when making new product decisions.


Five Data Sources to Engage Physicians in Evaluating Preference Items


Engaging physicians in the evaluation of their preference items is critical. Here are the five primary data sources that when combined, can lead to the greatest success in physician engagement in this work.


Evaluating your Block Schedule: Dive Right In


Managing, let alone changing, your organization’s block schedule might feel as intimidating as the thought of diving with sharks. But don’t let it scare you; the benefits far exceed the risks. It’s time to dive in!


The Power of an Enterprise-wide, Data-driven Strategy


Health systems and providers continue to face ongoing challenges associated with delivering high-quality, cost-effective care while balancing decreasing reimbursements and new value-based payment models. COVID-19 has heightened the need for organizations to be adaptable, flexible and reliable. Learn why a comprehensive enterprise-wide data-driven strategy is essential to adapting and thriving in this new environment.  


Health Care Pricing, Doorbells and Peanut Shells


The difference in charges for identical services depending on the source of payment is difficult for patients to understand, and even more difficult for providers to explain. With more intense scrutiny on private sector prices arising from higher insurance deductibles and enthusiasm by policymakers over transparency, it is hard to ignore.


Lessons from the Pandemic: Five Value-based Care Strategies to Consider for 2021


As COVID-19 unfolded across the nation, the risk for health systems with an entirely fee-for-service reimbursement system was exposed. Now nine months into the pandemic, it is increasingly clear that COVID-19 may just be the disruptive force that causes those health systems to move decisively toward a reimbursement structure more aligned with value. Here are five value-based care strategies that should be top of mind going into 2021.



As Administration Releases a Wave of Regulations, are Storms Ahead?


A wave of recent press releases and Federal Register notices finalized several outstanding policy goals for President Trump and HHS. Given the late hour, one might ask: will these regulations stand, or will they change once the administration changes in January?


Ensuring Maximum Well-being and Engagement: A Checklist for Clinician Onboarding


In the wake of the current pandemic, many health systems have been strained by increased levels of stress and burnout, absenteeism, and turnover among its clinicians. COVID-19 is placing increased demands on health systems and clinicians as well as a renewed focus on the importance of clinician well-being. An effective clinician onboarding program can help ensure clinician well-being and engagement throughout their career—including times of immense stress—but it needs to begin on day one.


Clinician Onboarding: The On-Ramp to Engagement, Alignment, and Cost Savings


On a daily basis, clinicians face many challenges such as lack of alignment and engagement with health system strategy and goals, well-being and burnout issues, and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment with health information technology as the platform. These are just a few areas where we need to help clinicians achieve success while managing the demands of practice.